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Changes: Breast Care Management Algorithm

By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

Related to: Claims, Clinical Guidelines, Communication, Diagnosis, Primary Care, Other Specialties

The 2014 CRICO Breast Care Management Algorithm: A Decision Support Tool, contains changes or enhancements in the following areas: 

Risk Management for Breast Care

  • Coordination of test results communication between primary care providers and specialists
  • Management of screening recommendations for patients <age 50 amidst varying opinions among experts

CRICO Malpractice Claims Data from 2008–2012

  • Current data on the prevalence of breast cancer cases, most frequently named physician specialties, where in the process of care systems breakdowns occur

Risk Assessment

  • Streamlining the risk assessment process
  • Clarifying the role of genetic testing for women without a known predisposition to breast cancer

Patient Management for Routine Screening

  • Screening for women with dense breasts

CRICO Breast Care Management Algorithm Test

  •  This interactive 20 question test allows you to test your knowledge of this algorithm. When you submit your answers, the test will show you if you passed.


  • Supporting evidence was reviewed and updated

For questions about the CRICO Breast Care Management Algorithm, contact CRICO Senior Editor, Jock Hoffman.

March 2, 2014
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